Reader Contributions

Is the Full Moon Really So Bad? Passover and the Jewish Calendar Prove Otherwise

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Since antiquity, we generally associate the full moon with trouble.

Let’s Give Passover the Respect it Deserves

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In the interest of full disclosure, I confess that, when I was a child, Passover was easily my favorite holiday.

Who Will Speak If Not You?

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Freedom is the power or right to act, speak or think as one wants without any hindrance or restraint.

Two Pieces of Paper

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Those of us of a certain age are familiar with comedian Jackie Mason’s famous quips.

Remembering Dianne Ashton

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Historian Dianne Ashton (1949-2022) passed away on Jan. 13.

Under the Watchful Eye of Albert Einstein

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Early on in COVID, I decided that the key to my getting through it successfully would be to stay engaged.

An Open Letter to the ‘Activists’ of the World

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Dear “Activists,”  My name is Leah.

More Turn of the Century Medical History

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There is more to the story behind “History’s Lesson: Jewish Anarchist Doctors Cared for Philadelphia’s Immigrants” (Jan. 7).
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Shedding Light in a Dark Place

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I was feeling a strange kind of helplessness and despair over not being able to do more for those suffering from the virus.

Passover in a Changing COVID World

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About two weeks before Passover 2020, my adult daughter arrived at my doorstep holding an Instant Pot and all the food from her New York City apartment.